A TEST PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATING THE OBSTACLE EVASION PERFORMANCE OF HEAVY TRUCKS. FINAL REPORT

This report contains the statement of a test procedure for evaluating the performance of multi-articulated heavy trucks in a sudden swerving maneuver. Rearward amplification between the motion of the lead unit (truck or tractor) and that of the last trailer is used to quantify performance in this maneuver. The statement of the procedure has sections on the purpose, scope, test course, vehicle condition and preparations, instrumentation requirements, data gathering and processing, proper execution of the test maneuver, analysis of the data, and interpretation of the results. Three appendices provide detailed information on the test course, the definition of the vehicle being tested, and outriggers for preventing rollover.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Fancher, P
    • Winkler, C
    • Bogard, S
    • Bareket, Z
    • Mink, C
  • Publication Date: 1991-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-91-41, HS-041 341
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 27 1993 12:00AM